Nothing like saddling up and taking a rotting whale carcass out for a ride in the ocean. Especially when there’s a shiver of great white sharks engaged in a feeding frenzy on it. As crazy as that may sound, a researcher and photographer in South Africa can add these exact circumstances to his resume. Seriously.
Take a look:
Anything For A Good Picture
When a dead Bryde’s whale washed ashore a public beach near Cape Town, city officials towed the carcass to nearby Seal Island. A team of researchers also traveled to the island to document the sharks that would inevitably feast on it. By the second day, most of the whale was eaten; however, there was still enough of it left to make one of the researchers find it suitable to use a flotation device–all in the name of “getting the shot”.
“This is about the, uh, about the dumbest thing I’ve ever done and…anything for a good picture.”
Hmm. I would hope so, dear researcher, I would hope so–there’s no way that open Ziploc bag would protect your camera if it were to become submerged in the ocean…
[ via Discovery ]